Month: April 2018

THE RULE OF ST. BENEDICT: Chapter 4 MY WORST FAULT

Have you ever had a personality fault that just keeps digging at you and won’t go away?You pray that it will go away, you try to overcome it every time it pops up its ugly head. Nothing works. The monks have a chapter of…

LAY CISTERCIAN FINAL PROMISES

My Lectio Divina today (Phil 2:5) was on how blessed I am to be blessed by Christ in what I do.  St. Benedict says that in all things, we should glorfy God. I asked myself, what things?  The list is too long to recount…

WHAT DOES NOT MAKE SENSE.

When doing Lectio Divina (Phil 2:5) a while back, some thoughts that came to mind when I thought about Christ emptying himself to become human, I thought about these other strange inconsistencies in my view of reality.  Trying to seek God, at the core…

THE CUP OF SALVATION

During one of my Lectio Divina (Phil 2:5) encounters, my thoughts wandered to the meaning of Jesus’ command: love one another as I have loved you.  What can this mean? Does Jesus just come down to earth and abandon us to the perils of…

SEVEN CISTERCIAN MARTYRS OF ATLAS

The following information is from Wikipedia about the martyrdom of Seven Cistercian monks from the Monastery of Our Lady of Atlas, Algeria, I offer it as part of my Lecio Divina meditation last week as I prepared for the Resurrection. Martyrs of Atlas Died…

I ATE MEAT ON GOOD FRIDAY.

Are you crazy, you say?  You ate meat on Good Friday, the one of two days (the other being Ash Wednesday) that you are asked to give up meat (abstinence) each year? The sign that you really follow the spirit of the law and…

CAN YOU ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS?

There are six questions which I think everyone, every human, that is, should answer, if they are to prepare to live Forever. It is all about perspective and your perspective determines the world you create here and in the next world to come.  Here…

WHAT IS REAL?

This might seem like an unlikely topic for Lectio Divina (Phil 2:5) but it happened so I will pass it on. I have had conversations in the past about spirituality and how it is not based on reality but on Faith and subjective belief….

ACT YOUR NATURE!

In one of my more lively Lectio Divina meditations (Phil 2:5), the thought came to me to act my nature. What an out-in-left=field thought! Especially at this season of Holy Week 2018, what in the world could that mean? I have actually had this…

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